2013 AESOP Heads of Schools Meeting, 12-14 April, Gdansk

Published at: 6 January 2013

2013 AESOP Heads of Schools Meeting will take place on 12-14 April in Gdansk, Poland.

Smart Teaching
Innovative Steps Towards 21st Century Spatial Developments

Please notice that Council of Representatives meeting will take place on 12 April 2012.

Please register to the event here.

VENUE: Gdansk University of Technology, 11/12 Narutowicza Street, Gdansk.
Google directions here
Map here.

Mayor of Gdańsk
Mr Paweł Adamowicz
Mayor of Sopot
Mr Jacek Karnowski

Mayor of Gdynia
Mr Wojciech Szczurek

We are offering optional study tour to Malbork and Elblag on FRIDAY 12th April for delegates who are going to arrive early. Please consider to visit Teutonic Knights Castle in Malbork and renewed Old Town in Elbląg. More about this study tour.


General Plan of the Event

11 April 2013 (Thursday)
Executive Committee Meeting (members of the Executive Committee only)

12 April 2013 (Friday)
afternoon: Council of Representatives Meeting (members of the Coucil of Representatives only)
evening: Welcome Reception (19:00)

WELCOME RECEPTION VENUE: Gdańsk Town Hall (Ratusz Głównego Miasta Gdańska)
Długa Street, 80-831 Gdańsk
Wety Hall (Sala Wety)
Google map of the welcome reception venue.

Please notice thet Optional Study Tour is planned for all day. If you wish to attnd only part of the study tour please contact Dr Małgorzata Kostrzewska (mpostawka@post.pl) from LOC)

13 April 2013 (Saturday)

AESOP Heads of Schools Meeting

14 April 2013 (Sunday)
Study Tour: GDYNIA

Direct transfer to the airport from Gdynia.


2013 AESOP Heads of Schools Meeting

Smart Teaching: Innovative Steps Towards 21st Century Spatial Developments

13 April 2013, Saturday

Detailed Programme:

Welcome address (Gert de Roo, Piotr Lorens)

Introduction (Gert de Roo)

PLENARY SESSION. Chair: Gert de Roo

Dr Jan Olbrycht MEP
Empirical focus: from cohesion policy to new territorial governance

10:45-11:00 Coffee break

Prof. Milica Bajic Brkovic (University of Belgrade, President of ISOCARP)
Curriculum: from fragmented courses towards coherent and integrated programs

Prof. Anna Geppert (University Paris IV Sorbonne)
Content: bridging spatial and institutional design

Prof. Andreas Voigt (TU Vienna)
Tools: from textbooks to digital platforms

12:30-14:00 Lunch break

14:00-16:00 Parallel workshops

WORKSHOP 1: New meanings and roles of design
Moderator: Pantelis Skayannis
Presenter: Ela Babalik-Sutcliffe

WORKSHOP 2: The role of creative approaches
Moderator:  José Miguel Fernández Güell
Presenter: Sławomir Ledwoń & Justyna Martyniuk

WORKSHOP 3: The role of new technologies in teaching
Moderator: Wawrzyniec Zipser
Presenter: Olivier Sykes & Lionel Prigent

16:00-16:30 Coffee break


PLENARY SESSION. Chair: Gert de Roo
Reports from the workshops (moderators)
AESOPS’s first member from Russia: Perm National Research Polytechnic University, presenting ‘What about planning education in Russia’
Final remarks

19:30:22:00 Dinner
National Art Gallery - Haffner's Centre

STUDY TOUR 14 April 2013 (Sunday)
Departure 8:30

City of Gdynia - Innovative Concept (new modernistic city built in the first half of the 20th century)
Lunch during the study tour
Direct transfer to the airport from the study tour.

More info about city of Gdynia.



If you want to book your flight here is a link to Gdansk Airport.

Local Organising Committee recommends the following hotels, which will be available to the AESOP Heads of Schools Meeting participants at a special, reduced prices:

1. Hotel 4* Gdansk (www.hotelgdansk.com.pl)

290 PLN single room / 330 PLN double room (incl. relaxing Sauna Center in MED-SPA)

2. Hotel 4* Grand Cru (www.hotelgrandcru.pl)

290 PLN single room / 315 PLN double room (incl. fitness area with sauna)

3. Hotel 4* Mercure Gdańsk Stare Miasto (www.accorhotels.com/gb/hotel-3390-hotel-mercure-gdansk-stare-miasto-previously-mercure-hevelius/index.shtml)

245 PLN single room / 295 PLN double room

4. Hotel 3* BEST WESTERN Bonum (www.hotelbonum.pl)

260 PLN single room / 280 PLN double room

Please note:

  • All prices are per room per night and include breakfast.
  • Currency exchange rate ca. 4PLN=1EUR
  • Reference code for these prices is “AESOP”. Please make sure you state this reference while booking.
  • The above offer is limited by the availability of prebooked rooms, so please book your hotel as soon as possible.

In case of any problems and queries please contact Dr Slawomir Ledwon from the LOC team (email: sled@pg.gda.pl)


Heads of Schools Meeting Fee: EUR 100

Bank Details:

IBAN No.: PL 69 1020 1811 0000 0102 0073 0176

Holder: TUP o/Gdańsk
Bank: PKO BP

Title of Payment:  HoS2013 + Participant's Name and Surname


OPTIONAL Stuody Tour 12-04-2013 Tczew-Malbork-Elblag Fee: 60 EUR (only if you wish to attend):

Fee includes lunch at Malbork Castle, tea&snacks in Elbląg, entry tickets and gudes

IBAN No.: PL 69 1020 1811 0000 0102 0073 0176

Holder: TUP o/Gdańsk
Bank: PKO BP

Title of Payment:  HoS2013 TOUR + Participant's Name and Surname


Local Organizing Committee:

Chair of Local Organising Committee: Prof. Piotr Lorens (plorens@pg.gda.pl)

LOC Contact Person: Dr Slawomir Ledwon (sled@pg.gda.pl) in urgent cases +48 502 075 512

Optional Study Tour Tczew-Malbork-Elbląg: Dr Małgorzata Kostrzewska (mpostawka@post.pl)

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